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A 55-year-old female asked:

My pathology report of eosinophilic chromophobe cancer showed 0percent sarcomatoid, no mention of necrosis or lymph node invasion is this a flavor able?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Seems to be.: Apperently, these cancers tend to be localaized and are less aggressive than other renal cancers. If treated early, studies suggest that these have a relatively good prognosis. Also, if there is no necrosis or lymph node invasion, this tends to point to a favorable prognosis. With proper treatment, it appears that removal will free you of this cancer. Best of luck!
Dr. Walter Klein
Pathology 21 years experience
Depends: The main factor that will determine outcome is the pathological tumor stage, namely how big the tumor is, what other tissues or organs it may involve, and if there is lymph node invasion. Other important characteristics are sarcomatoid features and tumor grade. See the following link for more information. http://www.cap.org/apps/microsites/mybiopsy/kidney_renal_cell.html.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Great answer. Totally agree.
Dec 7, 2012
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Yes: Sarcomatoid features, necrosis and lymph node invasion are all indicators of aggressive behavior so lacking all 3 are favorable indicators to your diagnosis.

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